“The Carpenter by Frances Hook”
February 18 – March 19
Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow! You are the good father and protector of orphans, the defender of the defenseless, the patron of those in need and sorrow. Look kindly on my request. My sins have drawn down on me the just displeasure of my God, and so I am surrounded with unhappiness. To you, loving guardian of the Family of Nazareth, do I go for help and protection.
O good father Joseph! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows, and joys, to hear me and obtain for me what I ask.
(Here name your petitions or think of them)
Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Finally, my dear patron and father, be with me and all who are dear to me in our last moments, that we may eternally sing the praises of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
“A blameless life, St. Joseph, may we lead, by your kind patronage from danger freed.”
May Baby Jesus bless you all at his coming this Christmas, and may the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, stay with you, and watch over you always.
About the picture: The Holy Family in the stable in Bethlehem by Friedrich Olivier. F. Olivier’s picture Bible, circa 1834.
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Even though born in the ‘new’ Church, (I prefer the old Church).
What the Catholic Church once was.
When she rises again, her future will even be more glorious. [cf. Rev 20:1-6]
Blessed be God for his true Prince of the Church and may the LORD God bless him forever.
Scalfari: “Pope has De Facto Abolished Sin With Evangelii Gaudium”
Source: “Pope Francis Just Abolished Sin” — Scalfari’s New Christendom, Where God is Replaced by I, Monday, December 30, 2013 | The Eponymous Flower.
Vatican responded: cf. It’s official: Pope has not abolished sin, says Vatican, Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:29am EST | Reuters.
It appears that this is tha case from 2014 Synod’s “Relatio post disceptationem”
cf. Erdö’s Relatio cancels sin and the natural law in an instant, October 15, 2014, Il Foglio | Roberto de Mattei – Source: De Mattei on the Synod Relatio: “The Need to Resist Heretical Tendencies” | RORATE CÆLI.
Sin abolished by: “gradualness of law” vs. “law of gradualness”.